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Dazzle wrote: I took Refuge with the 16th Karmapa
Dazzle wrote: It is, therefore, unavoidable that any links or references to teachings that I have given, or might give, would be from teachers and centres under the direction of the Karmapa I follow myself.
Dazzle wrote:I certainly feel no hostility towards you or any other student of Trinley Thaye Dorje and most definately have no intention of being unkind to anyone at all in this forum.
irishbuddhist wrote:Maybe you shouldnt just follow this "karmapa" because it is what your sangha does?
Luke wrote:Hello fellow Kagyupa,
It's inevitable that we will have people who follow Trinley Thaye Dorje and people who follow Ogyen Trinley Dorje in this forum. Personally, I follow Trinley Thaye Dorje because this is what my sangha does. However, I know that many people follow the other Karmapa.
Anyway, I think it's important to have a statement of friendship between those who follow the different Karmapas. The controversy has already been discussed in great detail in other forums. Those who have great faith in one of the Karmapas will probably not change their opinions.
I hope that the followers of both Karmapas will not be unkind to one another here. Saying unkind things because of this controversy would not be in the spirit of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism and would most likely get in the way of our spiritual development.
We all seek to follow the Kagyu path as it was passed down by Tilopa and Gampopa. Living in peace with each other seems like the best way to do this.
thornbush wrote:Let's just say that with 2 Karmapas....one gets 2 mirrors: to doubly reflect on our own selves and doubly increase practice.